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Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training

£1,500.00

Course Details

Fast track to becoming qualified: The Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training provides a fast-track route for those wanting to work as a Personal Trainer in the Active Leisure Sector.

The Level 3 Diploma is a combination of the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. Your personal tutor will support you and guide you with a purpose built course structure to ensure you progress with your studies and assist you with any career and business support.

Alternatively, if you are looking for your First step towards a career in health and fitness: The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing may be a more suitable starting point.

Already Level 2 qualified and want to be a Personal Trainer: The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is the next step for you.

The Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training allows access to The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

The Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training includes:

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Unit 1 Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness A/616/7499 2

  • Online 50 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 35 / 50 (70%) and you have 1 hour 45 minutes to complete it.

You can sit your exam either:

  • Face-to-face at CMS premises on an agreed assessment date/time
  • Online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software (please note there is an additional fee of £25 for a remote exam)

To book your exam or see planned theory exam assessment dates click here.

You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery. Re-sit fees are £25 per exam.

Unit 2 Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors Worksheet

  • Assignment – Personal and professional development plan to include:
    • Training needs analysis
    • SWOT
    • Personal Development Plan

Unit 3 Health and safety in the fitness environment M/616/7502 2

  • Health and safety in a fitness environment worksheet
  • Assignment – Risk assessment, maintenance checks and handover

Unit 4 Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change A/616/7504 2

  • Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change worksheet
  • Assignment – Health promotion – the importance of a healthy lifestyle
  • Video Assessment – Modular Summative Observation of Client Consultation and Programme Delivery

Unit 5 Planning and instructing gym-based exercise F/616/7505 2

  • Video assessment – Modular Summative Observation of Client Consultation
  • Video assessment – Modular Summative Observation of a Group Induction
  • Video assessment – Summative Observation of a single person programme delivery
  • Session self-evaluation

 

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Unit 1 Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness (F/615/4012)

  • Online 40 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 28 / 40 (70%) and you have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it.

You can sit your exam either:

  • Face-to-face at CMS premises on an agreed assessment date/time
  • Online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software (please note there is an additional fee of £25 for a remote exam)

To book your exam or see planned theory exam assessment dates click here.

You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery. Re-sit fees are £25 per exam.

Unit 2 The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)

  • Online 40 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 28 / 40 (70%) and you have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it.

You can sit your exam either:

  • Face-to-face at CMS premises on an agreed assessment date/time
  • Online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software (please note there is an additional fee of £25 for a remote exam)

To book your exam or see planned theory exam assessment dates click here.

You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery. Re-sit fees are £25 per exam.

Unit 3 Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)

  • Assignment – Infographic and educational information handout

Unit 4 Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)

  • Assignment – Recommending the use of technology to clients

Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

  • A client consultation – modular summative observation. The client consultation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.
  • A food diary analysis
  • A client education activity – you will need to design an educational activity
  • A periodised programme including commentary/rationales and individual session plans
  • A modular summative observation* – Training techniques. The training techniques observation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.
  • A summative observed session – Personal training. The Personal Training observation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.
  • Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet

Unit 6 Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers (D/615/4020)

  • Assignment – Developing a new personal training business

It is expected that the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training will take up to 15 months to complete, depending on how many hours you complete per week and your rate of learning.

You will have access to certain units and resources in a specific order allowing you to ensure you complete your learning and assessments in the most logical sequence ensuring your continual progression. A typical pathway is shown below:

InductionWelcome email and tutor phone call to introduce and induct you to our high-quality digital technology learning platform.
Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
MonthLive Webinar Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5
1Revise and complete learning resourcesRevise and complete learning resources
2A&P Learning review Introduction to Unit 4/5Revise and complete learning resourcesComplete and submit assessmentRevise and complete learning resources
3Sit mock exam and contact CMS to book your real examComplete and submit assessmentRevise and complete learning resourcesRevise and complete learning resources
4Unit 4/5 review and Mentor Support  WebinarComplete and submit worksheet assessment and client consultationRevise and complete learning resources
5Complete and submit group induction modular assessment
6Unit 4/5 review and Mentor Support  WebinarComplete and submit modular summative observation and evaluation worksheet
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
MonthLive Webinar Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5Unit 6
7Revise and complete learning resourcesRevise and complete learning resources
8A&P Learning review Introduction to Unit 5Revise and complete learning resourcesRevise and complete learning resourcesRevise and complete learning resources
9Sit mock exam and contact CMS to book your real examRevise and complete learning resourcesComplete and submit assessmentRevise and complete learning resourcesRevise and complete learning resources
10Nutrition Learning review  and Mentor / Business Support  WebinarSit examRevise and complete learning resourcesComplete and submit assessmentRevise and complete learning resources
11Sit mock exam and contact CMS to book your real examComplete and submit client consultation and diet diary
12Case Study and Mentor / Business Support  WebinarSit examComplete client education activityRevise and complete learning resources
13Complete and submit modular summative observation – Training TechniquesRevise and complete learning resources
14Business Acumen and  Mentor / Business Support  Webinar / Career guidanceComplete and submit  summative observation – Personal Training and evaluation  worksheetComplete and submit assessment

To enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training you need to:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and maths pitched at level 2 (as a minimum)

In addition, to complete the 100% online pathway you will:

  • Complete the course over a duration and speed that suits you
  • Have 24/7 access to our high-quality digital technology learning platform and regular support from your personal tutor
  • Learning can be completed in your own time and at your own pace but the attendance of some live webinar sessions is required
  • Need to have access to a commercial/professional gym environment
  • Be required to complete all practical delivery sessions within a gym setting
  • Need to have access to a video camera/smartphone to record some of your assessments
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